Monday, April 8, 2013

Kakka Erachi Ularthiyathu/Stir-fry

Kakka Erachi Ularthiyathu/ Stir-fry

Kakka Erachi or Clam meat is another popular delicacy in Kerala.Mussels,crabs and clam/kakka erachi is widely used in the coastal regions of Kerala. Cleaning is tedious. Just like mussels the shells should be undamaged and tightly shut or else should be discarded. This is a spicy and tasty stir fry with the flavor of pepper  and toasted coconut. Kakka erachi can also be made as a thoran/stir fry with grated coconut.Try this recipe,you will surely love it.

Kakka Erachi/ Clam meat- 1 lb
Sliced coconut- 1/3 cup
Sliced shallots- 3/4 cup
Minced ginger and garlic- 1 tbs
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilly-1
Curry leaves- a few
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 - 1 tsp
Garam masala-1/3 tsp
Meat masala- 1 1/3 tsp
lemon juice- 1 tsp
Coconut oil
Salt to taste

Clean kakka erachi/clam meat. Squeeze each of the black sack that you see on the top portion and discard it. Wash and rinse thoroughly three to four time so that there will not be traces of dirt and sand.You can also rinse using a little lemon juice.
Mix salt, pepper powder and turmeric powder,minced ginger and garlic and sprinkle a little water and cook. Cover and cook in medium flame for about 8-10 minutes or till all the water is absorbed.
Heat coconut oil in a pan and add coconut slices and roast till golden brown. Add shallots and continue sauteing till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and green chilly and saute for another two minutes. Add all the spice powders,fresh curry leaves and a few drops of coconut oil and the cooked clam meat and continue stir fry for another 3 -4 minutes, till it gets slightly roasted. Squeeze a little lemon juice on top.Serve as side dish with rice.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. This is just irresistible dear! More rice for me please ;)

  2. Mouthwatering dish.. Nice clicks

  3. Suja...
    I will try this in my next OFF.
    Thanks for sharing with nice pics.

  4. Looks really delicious!! :)

  5. god!! kaalathae kothipikkuvanoo... Suja! ..feeling like having it straight away.

  6. Though I've never had it, feels like just grabing ur bowl n taste it

  7. Fingerlicking good prepararion Suja. Bookmarked it. I love clam meat.

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  8. This curry is new to me.. Never heard of it but looks tempting. guess I can replace it with chicken and enjoy it.

  9. Wow.. Am drooling.. One of my favs :)

  10. Looks yummy.. I love sea food.

  11. this looks really yummilicious...

  12. OI dont eat clam but still this stir fry makes me drool.

  13. Delicious erachi ularthiyathu Suja Love it.

  14. Very inviting

  15. Oh,it's been ages since I had them Suja...So yummy and flavorful recipe..Slurp here..

  16. Never tried this.looks so yumm and nice name..

  17. Super yummy n mouthwatering 1 dear

  18. Love kaka erechi, but my memory of it is very small the dish

  19. suja looks yummy.....i know i dont always comment but am surely mad in love with ur space

  20. Such a drool-worthy recipe dear...Looks too good :)

  21. Ahh...that is a delicious preparation Suja!!! Your family is really lucky to tasty all these mouthwatering dishes :)

  22. Looks really delicious...Kakka fry is one of my fav!!drooling!!!


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